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Tuesday, December 3

Afro--LatinX Perspectives: Race, Representation, and Society
Student Research Poster Exhibit and Reception
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Hillman Library, Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection, African American Collection and University Archives and Special Collections
Michele Reid-Vazquez
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This event showcases student research from the upper division undergraduate course, “Afro-Latinos in the U.S.” with Michele Reid-Vazquez, Africana Studies Department. The twenty-one participants will provide visual and textual iterations of the experiences of Afro-Latinxs in regional and transnational contexts.

Based on a range of primary sources, including memoirs, historic newspapers, interviews, and social media, this exhibition will present a powerful narrative of the struggles and achievements of Afro-Latinxs. Examples include the racial acculturation of Cubans and Puerto Ricans who migrated in the early twentieth century; racism encountered by sports figures, such as Roberto Clemente (baseball) and Herbert Lewis Hardwick (boxing); Afro-Latinas’ resistance to colorism and sexism; the invisibility of Afro-Latinxs in media and film; and broader efforts to counter injustice and prejudice.